The Atlas of MS relies on extensive collaboration and support from MS organisations, clinicians, researchers, people affected by MS and other experts from around the world

We are thankful to Atlas of MS working group and expert advisors, who have been instrumental in guiding the development of the project, including the questionnaire, analysis and reporting.

Working Groups

Name Country
María José Wuille-Bille Argentina
Andrew Giles Australia
Nora Kriauzaitė Belgium
Benjamin Davis Canada
Lasse Skovgaard Denmark
Anna-Lena Roper Germany
Renuka Malaker India
Aoife Kirwan Ireland
Prof. Mario Battaglia Italy
Magdalena Fac-Skhirtladze & Marta Szantroch Poland
Prof. Riadh Gouider Tunisia
Arwenna Davis UK
Dr. Tim Coetzee USA

Expert Advisors

Name Country
Prof. Ingrid van Der Mei Australia
Prof. Ruth Ann Marrie Canada
Prof. Emmanuelle Leray France
Dr. Joanna Laurson-Doube Hong Kong
Prof. Kazuo Fujihara Japan
Prof. Bernard Uitdehaag Netherlands
Dr. Mona Alkhawajah Saudi Arabia
Prof. Neil Robertson UK
Dr. Nick La Rocca USA
Dr. Mitchell T Wallin USA

We are also thankful too..

The key MS International Federation staff who contributed to the Atlas project were:

Rachel King, Peer Baneke, Nick Rijke, Ceri Angood Napier, Clare Walton, Anne Helme, Victoria Gilbert, Zoe Burr and Sarah Dobson.

World Health Organization and the European MS Platform

MSIF extends its thanks to the World Health Organization and the European MS Platform (EMSP) for their contribution to the initial edition of the Atlas of MS.

McKing Consulting Corporation

We would also like to thank epidemiology experts: Dr. Wendy Kaye and Dr. Lindsay Rechtman of McKing Consulting Corporation, in helping us administer the survey, conduct the analysis and in aiding our endeavours to improve the robustness and quality of the data.

Red Bullet and Osomi

We are also grateful to Red Bullet for the website/analytical tool and Osomi for the design of the logo, report and social media materials.

Country coordinators

We are most grateful to the following country coordinators and their colleagues for taking the time and effort to gather the information and data published in the Atlas:

Name Country
Prof. Jera Kruja Albania
Prof. Smail Daoudi Algeria
Prof. Adriana Carrá Argentina
Prof. Ingrid van Der Mei, Andrew Giles, Bea Beswick, Dr. Julia Morahan Australia
Dr. Fritz Leutmezer Austria
Prof. Nirmalendu Bikash Bhowmik Bangladesh
Art Taradeiko Belarus
Dr. Farrah Mateen Bhutan
Prof. Jasminka Đelilović – Vranić Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alice Estevo Dias Brazil
Dr. Prosper Masabarakiza Burundi
Dr. Albertina Lima Cabo Verde
Dr. Gams Massi Daniel Cameroon
Prof. Helen Temlett, Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie Canada
Dr. Yangatimbi Emmanuel Central African Republic
Francisca Moreira G, Verónica Cruchet Muñoz Chile
Prof. Wei Qiu, Wenjing Luo, Xiaonan Zhong, Chunxin Liu, Jingqi Wang, Cong Li China
Tanja Malbaša Croatia
Margarita Ruiz Peraza Cuba
Prof. Marios Pantzaris Cyprus
Dr. Melinda Magyari Denmark
Dr. Moulid Ali Maidal Djibouti
Dr. Raul Comme Debroth, Dr. Deyanira Ramirez, Dr. Blanca Hernandez, Dr. Biani Santos, Dr. Awilda Candelario, Dr. Armando Guirado Dominican Republic
Dr. Correa Diaz Edgar Patricio, Dr. Jacome Sanchez Elisa Carolina, Dr. Ortiz Yepez Maria Angelica , Dr. Torres Herran Germaine Eleanor, Dr. Barrera Madera Raul Ecuador
Prof. Nevin M Shalaby Egypt
Prof. Juhani Ruutiainen, Prof. Merja Soilu-Hänninen, Matias Viitala Finland
Prof. Maia Beridze, Dr. Natia Merlan, Giorgi Chikvanaia, Prof. Nana Tatishvili, Ass. Prof. Sopia Bakhtadze Georgia
Prof. Peter Flachenecker Germany
Dr. Albert Akpalu, Dr. Patrick Adjei, Dr Fred Sarfo Ghana
Dimitra Kalogianni, Eva Ioannidou, Kostas Mihalakis, Anastasios Orologas Greece
Freddy Girón Guatemala
Dr. Jude Hassan Charles Haiti
Dr. N. Eunice Ramírez S Honduras
Dr Richard Li Hong Kong
Dr. Cecilia Rajda, Prof. Samuel Komoly Hungary
Prof. Kameshwar Prasad India
Dr. Riwanti Estiasari, Dr. Hendro Birowo, Sucipto, Arthur H.P. Mawuntu Indonesia
Dr. Reza HabibiSaravi, Ass. Prof. Hamed Cheraghmakani, Ass. Prof. Mahmud Abedini, Fariba Ghasemihamedani, Ass. Prof. SM Baghbanian Iran, Islamic Republic of
Prof. Hayder K. Hassoun, Prof. Akram Al Mahadawi, Dr. Sara Mahmod, Dr. Amanj Jamal Khidhir, Dr. Nawfal Shaheed Madhi Iraq
Aoife Kirwan Ireland
Dr. Daniel Golan, Dr. Idit Lavi, Chen Segman, Nuriel Burak, Merzon Eugene, Green Ilan Israel
Prof. Mario Alberto Battaglia Italy
Dr. Noriko Isobe, Prof. Kazuo Fujihara Japan
Dr. Dilraj Singh Sokhi Kenya
Ass. Prof. Kamber Zeqiraj, Ema Zeqiraj, Valon Kryeziu Kosovo
Dr. Raed Alroughani, Dr. Samar Ahmed Kuwait
Dr. Kunduz Karbozova, Dr.Dzhaparalieva Nurzhan Kyrgyzstan
Dr. Southanalinh Keovilayhong, Dr. Ketmany Phetsiriseng, Dr. Somchit Vorachit, Dr. Saysavath Keosodsay, Dathsada Souvanhnalath, Thatsaphone Keophanthouvong Lao, People's Democratic Republic of
Dr. Bassem Yamout, Dr. Maya Zeineddine Lebanon
Dr. Souad Ahmad Zoubi Libya
Prof. Rasa Kizlaitiene Lithuania
Dr. Yohane Gadama Malawi
Dr. Shanthi Viswanathan Malaysia
Dr. Josanne Aquilina Malta
Prof. Jose Flores-Rivera, Dr. Veronica Rica-Alonso Mexico
Prof. Vitalie Lisnic, Dr. Olesea Odainic Moldova, Republic of
Dr. Jevto Erakovic, Dr. Ljiljana Radulovic Montenegro
Dr. Ohnmar Ohnmar, Dr. Htet Htet Lin, Khine Yee Mon, Kyawt Oo Kay Thi Htay, Chaw Su Hlaing Myanmar
Dr. Raju Paudel Nepal
Dr. Rinze F. Neuteboom Netherlands
Dr. Deborah F Mason New Zealand
Dr. Jorge Alberto Martínez Cerrato, Dr. Luis Garcia Valle, Dr. José Giroud Benitez Nicaragua
Dr. Sidibe H. , Dr. Assadeck Hamid Niger
Ass. Prof. Igor Kuzmanovski, Dr. Bojan Boshkovski North Macedonia
Dr. Abdullah Al-Asmi Oman
Prof. Mohammad Wasay Pakistan
Dr. Taleb El-Debas Palestinian Authority
Dr. Fernando Gracia, Dr. Blas Armien Panama
Prof. Fernando Hamuy Diaz de Bedoya Paraguay
Dr. Darwin Vizcarra-Escobar, Dr. Edgar Rojas-Huerto Peru
Prof. Brola W. Poland
Prof. Ana Martins da Silva Portugal
Dr. Angel R. Chinea, Dr. Ivonne Vicente, Astrid Diaz, Lourdes Fernandez, Carlos Rios-Bedoya, Cristina Rubi Puerto Rico
Prof. Ovidiu Alexandru Bajenaru Romania
Prof. Alexey Boyko Russian Federation
Dr. Susanna Guttmann San Marino
Prof. Mohammed Al Jumah Saudi Arabia
Prof. Tatjana Pekmezovic, Prof. Jelena Drulovic Serbia
Ass. Prof. Kevin Tan, Ass. Prof. Terrence Thomas, Ass. Prof. Simon Robert Ling, Dr Derek Soon Tuck Loong, Dr Amy Quek May Lin, Dr Furene Wang Sijia, Dr Yong Kok Pin Singapore
Dr. Beatrika Končan Vračko Slovenia
Dr. Dominic Giampaolo South Africa
Dr. Alfredo Rodriguez Antigüedad, Pedro Carrascal Spain
Dr. Bimsara Senanayake Sri Lanka
Dr. Mohammed Gasm Elseed Mohammed Elmahal, Dr. Eetidal Ahmed Sudan
Kelsi Alexandra Smith, , Prof Scott Montgomery, Peter Alping, Leszek Stawiarz, Jan Hillert Sweden
Dr. Viktor von Wyl, Marco Kaufmann Switzerland
Bassim Haik Syrian Arab Republic
Dr. Chih- Chao Yang Taiwan
Dr. Sasitorn Siritho Thailand
Prof. Komi Assogba, Dr Kossivi Apetse Togo
Prof. Riadh Gouider, Ass. Prof. Saloua Mrabet Tunisia
Dr. Olga Shulga, Prof. Tamara Mishchenko, Dr. Oksana Zheshko Ukraine
Prof. Jihad Inshasi United Arab Emirates
Prof. NP Robertson United Kingdom
Dr. Nicholas G. LaRocca, Dr. Mitchell Wallin, Prof. Ruth Ann Marrie, Dr. Annette M. Langer-Gould, Dr. Timothy Coetzee United States of America
Prof. Carlos N. Ketzoian, Prof. Carlos Oehninger Uruguay
Dr. Miguel Ángel Romero C. , Dr. Geraldine Orozco Escobar Venezuela
Giyab Ali Abdullah Al-Ghalabi Yemen
Dr. Deanna Saylor Zambia

Additional Country coordinators and collaborators

We would also like to thank those coordinators who provided data but who wished to remain anonymous.

Sponsors

MSIF would like to thank the following MS organisations and companies for making the 3rd edition of the Atlas of MS possible through their generous financial support: the National MS Society (NMSS - US), the MS society (UK), the Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla (AISM/FISM - Italy), the Vanneau Trust, Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Merck, Novartis, Roche and Sanofi Genzyme.

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